Cultural Life: Daniel Merriweather, musician
Friday 24 July 2009
I'm listening to Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Howlin' Wolf and 'This Charming Mixtape' by Theophilus London.
I've been reading lots of Jean Baudrillard. Just finished 'The Perfect Crime'. I'm halfway through 'Simulacra and Simulation' and I have 'The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact' waiting in the wings.
Generally TV scares me, but 'The Wire' is dope.
The last film I saw was 'Tokyo!' which is actually three short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Joon-Ho Bong. I also loved 'Into the Wild'. One of my favourite movies is the original 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.
I saw an Off-Broadway production called 'Fela', which is a musical about Fela Kuti, who is one of my favourite artists.
I really like Miru Kim's 'Underground Art'. She took this series of photos of herself naked in underground caverns, sewers and abandoned warehouses in New York.
Daniel Merriweather's new single, "Impossible", is out on 17 August
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- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
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Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be